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Specializing in U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law


I represent individuals and employers in obtaining visas for employment and residence in the United States. This work involves seeking temporary work visas for professional employees, employment and family based applications for permanent residence (a/k/a green cards) and intra-company transfers from overseas to the United States.


I engage in complex naturalization/citizenship applications involving overseas residences, military service, or a criminal history, removal/deportation defense, and immigration related litigation in the federal courts.


I consult with criminal defense and family law attorneys and advise on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions or divorce.


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    18 years, 1 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Stephen Downes

    Mr. Green is one of the finest attorneys I have the privilege of working with. He understands the law and knows how to best represent his clients. He is an excellent lawyer whose clients are well served. It honor to endorse and recommend him.


    Stephen Downes Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kara Michelle Rudin

    I endorse this lawyer. Richard is a excellent immigration attorney. He is knowledgeable and an expert in his field. I am happy to have such a well respected lawyer to refer my clients, friends and family to.


    Kara Rudin Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP

2600 Michelson Drive
Suite 800
Irvine, CA, 92612


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Equal Justice Outstanding New AttorneyHon. Harry Zarrow Homeless Advocacy Project2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawRichard M. Green, P.C.2001 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorAnna Maria College2008 - 2009
General CounselBSST Software Group, Inc.2000 - 2001
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of John C. Nelson1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
Worcester County Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2009
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Abou-Haidair v. GonzalesPetition for Review Denied
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Publication nameTitleDate
Massachusetts Bar Association Section ReviewMAVNI: Nonimmigrant to U.S. Citizen in Less than a Month2010
Mass. Bar Assn Family Immigration Issues CLEAdjustment of Status for Family Based Immigrants2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chapman University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Trinity Western UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Section Meeting Orange County Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionUSICS' Implementation of the Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act2013
AILA PodcastParole in Place: Update in Light of 11-15-2013 USCIS Policy Memo2013
Immigration Law EssentialsNaturalization Basics2009